The Farewell


Review: A young woman and her family return to China to spend time with their grandmother, who has been diagnosed with a terminal cancer and has only got a short while to live decide to keep her in the dark while scheduling a wedding before she dies.
Director: Lulu Wang
Actors: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Becca Khalil, Aoi Mizuhara and Xiang Li
Year: 2019
Genre: Comedy and Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
Great to see Awkwafina back on our screens again. The last time I saw her on screen was in Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and she also co-starred in Ocean’s Eight (2018). One thing I could totally relate to and found really interesting was the culture clashes plus how different the world is to every generation. I thought the whole film was really well directed and also well written by Lulu Wang. I liked this film as I found it really funny and charming. The themes that this film focuses on is all about loyalty, loss and love. I found this film to be really moving. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2020 this won one award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Awkwafina). 


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